Grateful Dead Live at Merriweather Post Pavillion on 1983-06-20
- J. Silberman
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
01 china cat ->
04 he's gone ->
05 truckin ->
06 drums ->
01 space ->
02 too ->
03 bob star ->
04 too ->
05 rat ->
06 sugar mag ->
07 sunshine daydream
Notes: Just before the start of the set, listen for the
thunder in the background. At several points during the show
the power goes outand back on, creating a big pop.
Distortion in Wharf Rat is on the master.
- 2008-04-29 05:59:23
- Pan SV3700 -> Za2 -> .shn
- Columbia, MD
- Sen. 441 -> D5 -> Dat
- Taped by
- J. Silberman
- Transferred by
Subject: thunder don't get ya then the lightning will
Subject: Hang up there and shine..
When those who had experienced the Glory of the LORD in the 1st temple went into the 2nd temple they wept because the Spirit of the LORD did not dwell.
In human terms this is what it is like seeing the remnants of my favorite rock n roll band without Jerry. I know it has become fashionable to harp on Garcia's vices. But who among us can cast the 1st stone?
So when i can get the mojo up to see a Dead band I always have to think in terms of "imitation being the sincerest form of flattery" What would Garcia say to all this--probably--I GUESS IT DOESN'T MATTER ANYWAY.
This is one of those fabled RAIN shows.
and when the weather and the GD interacted
wow, that was something!
Subject: god speaks
Subject: Wild and Woolly
Subject: Upgrade...but incomplete
It is an understatement that the weather had a major effect on his show. I am certain this would not have been allowed to go on in 2008 or even in 1998. I could only describe the scene as surreal, nothing made sense as conditions deteriorated, the more intense the band played, the more the crowd just ate it up in one sloppy orgy. You did not know if it was the weather playing the band or vice-versa but the synchronicity at times was shockingly obvious and unexplainable. In what’s possibly a top 10 Grateful Dead moment, Phil responds to a thunder, right on cue, during Wharf Rat with a massive bomb that blew levels sky high both of recording and brain matter variety. I have always wondered if there is a distortion free recording of this but it is certainly not here.
Anyway, this Silberman recording is my new choice of the lot and with the first set from gd83-06-20.fob-senn.sws.11931.sbeok.shnf and the encore from gd1983-06-20.nak300.grabski.32795.sbefail.flac16 and you would have the complete show…….. as we await for the SBDs for both this and Saratoga to surface.
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